by Jodi Summers Up until recently, the Pico neighborhood was considered the bastard stepchild of Santa Monica communities. Back in the early days of the City, the neighborhood was Santa Monica’s ghetto – Hispanics, Black, Jews, ethnic groups of all types were told to settle here. The Pico neighborhood had been one of the largest […]

by Jodi Summers Technology is fun…This family took a hint from the Chevy Chase movie, Christmas Vacation – recreating the Griswold Family Christmas house for the technologically tricked-out, highly efficient holiday home in 2014… HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ** http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/lighting-design/how-to-highly-efficient-holiday-decorating_o.aspx?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=jump&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBP_121614&day=2014-12-16&he=3a47178575845f1bdf5154b0d84a59c07c9bf8a7 http://www.socalgreenrealestateblog.com/?p=3661 http://lovesiliconbeach.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/lights-to-sleigh-you/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCq9xgL3f3c&list=UU0dnf9FV18XPhcV-BQNXckw#t=19 http://www.santamonicapropertyblog.com/?p=5877

edited by Jodi Summers U.S. Political Royalty Hillary Rodham Clinton was the keynote speaker at Greenbuild 2013. Held at Temple University in Philadelphia Clinton was interviewed by U.S. Green Building Council president and CEO Rick Fedrizzi, She knows A practitioner of minimizing the carbon footprint, Secretary of State Clinton told the audience that being 15% […]

By Jodi Summers Woohoo! The U.S. has more green LEED certified building space than anyone else in the world. Curiously, although we have the most, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system was conceived in the United States, LEED space is measured in meters…so for record, 1 square meter […]

by Jodi Summers Nestlé Waters North America is making its first big renewable energy project a good one. The company installed two 1.6-megawatt wind turbines –industrial-size spinners – at its Cabazon, Calif., bottling plant. The cost -> $7.4 million construction with $2.15 million in permanent loans. NWNA Cabazon’s location in the San Gorgonio Pass (aka, […]

by Jodi Summers You can buy the National Office Portfolio = six significant office assets have attained a level of LEED certification and the portfolio is available free and clear of existing debt. Spread across the country in such desirable cities as Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Washington, D.C., and West Palm Beach, FL. all totaled, […]